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Last Friday night Pastor Phyllis and I went out for a Christmas dinner at Three Wishes, the food was so good and so was the dessert. On our way there the weather started to get a bit nasty with light … more
The happy honeymooners could not know what lay ahead, but they had already committed to a life in the military. On November 6, 1923, The Scranton Republican announced that at “high noon Tuesday … more
The single-digit countdown has begun. Christmas is next Tuesday and we’re in full holiday mode at our house. We baked and decorated cut-out cookies last weekend. We’ve watched … more
Early last week, a neighbor complained to me that a bear had carried her garbage from the trashcan to the edge of her yard. Not having seen or heard the animal responsible for the garbage theft, I … more
There. I said it. In the wake of recent controversy over the classic holiday tune, I can’t help but think of poor Frank Loesser, who penned those lyrics in 1944, and is surely spinning in his … more
Remember the marshmallow test? In a landmark 1960s study, Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel presented each of his three-year old participants with a marshmallow, telling them they could have a … more
In the mid-1800s, Henry Cole, an elite educator living in Victorian England, was a busy man. During the holiday season, he did not have enough time to write lengthy letters in response to those he … more
Definitely more than just “old age,” veterinarians are seeing equine Cushing’s disease, or Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) as it is also known, more frequently now that … more
Have you ever seen a shrew? Chances are good that the answer is no, given their secretive nature and relatively brief life spans of approximately 18 to 20 months.  Although they resemble very … more
I moved to Honesdale from California one year ago. From the beginning, I’ve felt welcome here—everyone I’ve met has been friendly and has done what they could to make me feel like … more
Though I’m rarely at a loss for words, every great once in a while I allow others to get their two cents in, and often find out that they know far more than I on any given subject. Now that … more
Cold weather is here—the time for many of us to start thinking about getting a flu shot. The 2018-2019 vaccine is now available and, for those of you who have not received one, this is a great … more
HONESDALE, PA — The relocation of Owl Chrysler Plymouth Jeep in 2005 marked the end of more than 152 years of transportation-related businesses at its Church Street site in Honesdale. That … more
Although it is getting cold with good potential for snow throughout the next few months, opportunities abound for winter activities and sights that can only be found this time of year. Aside from … more
Bethel, NY — Well, that was fast. I’m still eating Thanksgiving leftovers and putting away the last of the pots and pans required to make my world-famous “mock apple pie” … more
When cooking in the kitchen at this time of the year, everything sounds and tastes better if you say it with a French accent. When my kids were younger, they preferred the voice of the Swedish Chef … more
Long before refrigerators and freezers were invented, people took advantage of nature to keep their food cold. Residents of the Hudson Valley depended on ice harvested from the Hudson River to stock … more
One of the most interesting birds with which we share habitat in the Upper Delaware River region is the American woodcock. With its long needle-like beak, plumpish rounded body and peculiar bobbing … more
One dark afternoon you notice a few lazy flakes in the air. They melt before they hit the ground. “It’s snowing,” you shout. Everyone looks out the window. “Well, look at … more
I have been thinking lately of how my Thanksgiving celebrations have morphed over time. It was so very many years ago—I must’ve been six or seven—that my dad had a friend whose … more
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